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Upcoming Events & Important DaTES


January 20 & 27, 2017

       An American in Paris

      Broadway Master Classes

February 4 & 5, 2017

       SLTTC Preliminaries

March 4, 2017

       SLTTC Semi-finals 

March 5, 2017 

       Tickets ON SALE 

       for the 2017 St. Louis 

       Teen Talent Competition

April 8, 2017

       7th Annual St. Louis

       Teen Talent Competition 




 

 2017 FINAL ROUND JUDGES


 

 Marie-Hélène Bernard joined the St. Louis Symphony as President    and CEO on July 1, 2015 after serving over eight years as Executive Director and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, and closing her ninth (9th) season at the helm of H+H in June 2015.

 

Ms. Bernard has previously served as Chief of Staff, Project Manager, and Orchestra Manager for the Philadelphia Orchestra; Orchestra Manager for the Cleveland Orchestra, where she managed touring activities and worked with Music Directors Christoph von Dohnányi and Franz Welser-Möst; and President and CEO of the Canton (OH) Symphony Orchestra. She began her career in orchestra management in 1996, having won a prestigious fellowship with the League of American Orchestras with residencies at the New York Philharmonic and Minnesota Orchestra. 

 

A Québec native, she studied communications, media, and literature at Jean-de-Brébeuf College, law at the University of Montréal, and holds a Master’s degree in arts management from Concordia University (Montreal). Ms. Bernard practiced corporate, tax, and intellectual property law for six years in Canada and remains a member of the Québec Bar Association. Ms. Bernard plays viola da gamba and serves as President on the Board of Early Music America. 

 

During her tenure at the Handel and Haydn Society, Ms. Bernard led the organization through an important artistic and financial revival towards the celebration of its 200th anniversary in 2015. Under her leadership, H+H established itself as an essential educational provider and partner to youth and music educators in Massachusetts, and as a leader in early music in the nation, doubling its operational budgets and endowment, and overseeing the most ambitious capital campaign in the organization’s history.  

 

 

 

 
 
 
Christine Brewer

Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer’s appearances in opera, concert, and recital are marked by her own unique timbre. Named one of the top 20 sopranos of all time (BBC Music), her range, golden tone, boundless power, and control make her a favorite of the stage and a highly sought-after recording artist, one who is “in her prime and sounding glorious” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times.)

 

On the opera stage, Brewer is highly regarded for her striking portrayal of the title role in Strauss’s "Ariadne auf Naxos", which she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Théatre du Chatelet, Santa Fe Opera, English National Opera, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She created the role of Sister Aloysius in the world premiere of Doug Cuomo’s opera "Doubt" with the Minnesota Opera in 2013, a role that was performed by Meryl Streep in the film version of the story.  She will reprise the role in August 2016 with the Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis.

  

On April 29, 2015, Christine Brewer joined 140 other notable celebrities receiving a bronze star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. 

  

Upcoming concerts on Brewer’s 2016 calendar include recitals in Los Angeles at the Disney Hall and the Morgan Library in New York City.  She will sing Alban Berg’s "Altenberg Lieder" with the St. Louis Symphony and David Robertson in May 2016.                                                                     photo credit: Christian Steiner

 


 

Antonio Douthit-Boyd began his dance training at age 16 at the Center of Contemporary Arts under the direction of Lee Nolting and at the Alexandra School of Ballet. He also trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, the Joffrey Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem School.

 

Mr. Douthit-Boyd became a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1999 and appeared in featured roles in the ballets South African Suite, Dougla, Concerto in F, Return, and Dwight Rhoden’s Twist. He was promoted to soloist in 2003. He also performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. 

 

In 2004 Mr. Douthit-Boyd join The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, he quickly climbed the ranks and became a principal dancer with critical acclaim worldwide.  He was featured in Men’s Health as one of the 50 Fittest Male Athletes in the World in 2014, and was the only Dancer listed.   Mr. Douthit-Boyd retired after twelve years with the company and is now the Co-Artistic Director of Dance at COCA (Center Of Creative Arts) in St. Louis, MO. 

 
 

Carl Nappa is Executive Director for Nelly’s ex’treme Institute in St. Louis and has over 25 years of experience as a producer and recording engineer.

 

Mr. Nappa has been awarded over thirty Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum records as well as being Grammy and Aria nominated as an engineer, mixer, and producer. 

 

Some of Carl’s credits include Nelly, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, N’SYNC, John Mellencamp, Madonna, Boston, Ronny Jordan, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit, NRBQ, RZA, The Moody Blues, Riley James, Blondie, Mike Peters, Spiritualized, Placido Domingo, Prince, Wyclef Jean, Nunno Bettencourt, En Vogue, Michael Bolton, RUN DMC, Brian McKnight, Pet Shop Boys, NAS, Sarah Brightman, JJ Grey and MOFRO, Nusrat Fatah Ali Kahn, Dr. John, Shelby Lyn, Danny Devito, Missy Elliot, Ghostface Killah, Barry Mann, Mc Lyte, Keith Sweat, David Bowie, Robin Trower, Luther Vandross, Extreme, Hillary Duff, Skid Row, R. Kelly, Helmet, Suze DeMarchi, Spookie Daly Pride, Murphy Lee, Chris Brown, Gypsy Collabo, Good Charlotte, St Lunatics & Violent Mae

 


 

Ken Page is a St. Louis native with a career spanning over forty years. He has worked in nearly all areas of the entertainment industry on two continents.  His stage credits are too numerous to list here but include the All-Black revival of GUYS AND DOLLS, the Original Broadway Casts of CATS and AIN’T MISBEHAVIN, London’s West End in CHILDREN OF EDEN and twenty years of roles at St. Louis’ own Muny.    Awards: New York Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Kevin Kline Award and many other nominations.  His concert appearances include: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London Palladium,The Hollywood Bowl and Caeser’s Palace.  Motion Picture credits include: “Dreamgirls”, “Torch Song Trilogy” and voice characters in “All Dogs Go To Heaven” (King Gator), and the cult classic “Nightmare Before Christmas” (Mr. Ooggie Boogie). His television credits are numerous. He can be heard on 17 Original Cast and/or Soundtrack Recordings. Ken’ssolo concert “Page by Page” is available on CD.  Here in St. Louis he  wrote and directed CAFÉ CHANSON presented by Upstream Theatre and performed in the inaugural season of the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL. His new play with dance "SUBLIME INTIMACY" made it's world premier this December with Max & Louie Productions and he recently was seen in New York in a reading of the new stage musical adaptation of the animated film "THE PRINCE OF EGYPT" . Ken is the official " VOICE OF THE MUNY" 2015- 2017. He attended Fontbonne University and has an honorary BFA from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Los Angeles/New York.

 


 

Steven Woolf is the Augustin Family Artistic Director at the Repertory Theatre St. Louis. Woolf received his BA in theatre and MFA in directing from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an honorary doctorate by the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is one of the first recipients of Webster University’s Declaration of Merit.

 

 

2017 Semi-final Round Judges

  

  • Tali Allen  Pianist / Music Director / Director of Education, STAGES Performing Arts Academy

  • Lee Nolting  Dancer / Artistic Director emeritus of COCAdance

  • Paul Rueter  Executive Director, The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

  • Lara Teeter  Actor / Director / Choreographer  Head, Musical Theatre Program, Webster University 

  • Denise Thimes  Professional Singer & Recording Artist 

     

2017 Preliminary Round Judges

  • Gary Bell  Actor / Director / Artistic Director, Stray Dog Theatre
  • Adrienne Broyles  Singer / Ensemble Director, St. Louis Children's Choirs  
  • Gene Dobbs Bradford  Musician / Executive Director, Jazz St. Louis 
  • Phil Dunlap  Musician / Director of Education, Jazz St. Louis
  • Ron Gibbs  Actor / Director / Devlopment Officer, Webster University
  • Matthew R. Kerns  Executive Director, St Lou Fringe
  • Darlean King  Business Manager, Denise Thimes / Regional RN Admissions Coordinator, SSM Heatlth at Home 
  • Donna Northcott  Founder and Artistic Director, St. Louis Shakespeare / Costume Designer and Professor, Lindenwood University
  • Larry Pry  Pianist / Singer / Music Director
  • Ed Reggi  Actor / Comedian / Emcee / Theatre Instructor, COCA
  • Gerri Stretz   Dancer / Teacher / Founder, Gerri Stretz Professional Dance Center  
  • Ashley Tate  Dancer / Choreographer / Artistic Director, Ashleyliane Dance Co. 
  • Zoe Vonder Haar  Actress / Singer / Dancer / Choreographer

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